Worcester -> 1660 Dunkirk

Nominal Guns48B065
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorAndrew BurrellBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild9.1703B065
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dunkirk' (1704) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth32' 8"Imperial Feet9.8552 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen662Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen662Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck141' 5"Imperial Feet42.9799 
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen629 2494Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 481 Imperial Pound ( 218.1335 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck8 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin

1677Broadside Weight = 426.5 Imperial Pound ( 193.418 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

7.1679Broadside Weight = 333 Imperial Pound ( 151.0155 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

1685Broadside Weight = 365.5 Imperial Pound ( 165.7543 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker Cutts

1694Broadside Weight = 365.5 Imperial Pound ( 165.7543 kg)B065
Gun Deck36 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1651180 BWAS-1603
1654220 BWAS-1603
1666260 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Home: 340 Abroad: 270 Peacetime: 210ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1689Home: 340 Abroad: 270 Peacetime: 210 B032

26 Commanding Officers

9.1651 - 7.1652CaptainSir Charles ThorowgoodBWAS-160310.1652 - 1653CaptainAnthony YoungBWAS-16031653CaptainGeorge DakinsBWAS-16031653 - 1654CaptainWilliam HillBWAS-16031656 - 1659CaptainRobert NixonBWAS-16031.1660 - 5.1660CaptainGeorge DakinsW0155.1661 - 1662CaptainAnthony EarningBWAS-16031.2.1661/62 - 27.7.1663CaptainArnold BrowneB0514.10.1664 - 25.11.1664CaptainJohn Kempthorne (1620-1679)B0512.12.1664 - 24.2.1664/65CaptainRobert Sansom (d.1665)B0513.4.1665 - 7.6.1666CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-16038.6.1666 - 11.10.1667CaptainJohn Waterworth (d.1672)BWAS-160310.5.1668 - 13.6.1668CaptainJohn Wetwang (d.1684)BWAS-160315.1.1671/72 - 9.12.1672CaptainFrancis Courtnay (d.1673)BWAS-16036.1.1672/73 - 11.8.1673CaptainFrancis Courtnay (d.1673)BWAS-160314.8.1673 - 4.4.1674CaptainSir Charles RoydenBWAS-160317.1.1677/78 - 8.7.1679CaptainJohn Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-160321.12.1689 - 1690CommodoreLawrence WrightBWAS-16031692 - 31.5.1693CommanderJames Watts (d.1693)BWAS-16031694 - 16.10.1694CaptainThomas Dilkes (d.1706)BWAS-16031696 - 11.12.1696CaptainThomas Butler (d.1727)BWAS-160311.2.1696/97 - 18.9.1698CaptainThomas Robinson ADM 6/4/72BWAS-160319.9.1698 - 1.5.1699CommanderCharles Adamson (d.1707/8) ADM 6/5/30ADM 6/52.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1CaptainPeter Wooton ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/528.2.1700/1 - 5.10.1701CaptainThomas Robinson ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/66.10.1701 - 7.4.1704CaptainJohn Huntingdon (d.1737) ADM 6/6/116ADM 6/6

2 Flag Officers

1.2.1661/62 - 1663CommodoreJames Ley (1618-1665)BWAS-16031695 - 9.1695CommodoreRobert Wilmot (d.1695)BWAS-1603

19 Commissioned Officers

1652LieutenantEdmond Button (d.1652/53)B1171664 - 1665LieutenantSir William KempthorneB0512.6.1695 - 18.9.1695Third LieutenantJohn Jarman ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/329.6.1695 - 18.9.1695Second LieutenantRobert Stiles ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/319.9.1695 - 2.2.1696/97First LieutenantRobert Stiles ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/319.9.1695 - 2.2.1696/97Second LieutenantJohn Jarman ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/320.9.1695 - 6.2.1695/96Third LieutenantPeter Manson ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/37.2.1695/96 - 21.12.1696Third LieutenantJohn Sellers (c.1668-?) ADM 6/3/127ADM 6/320.2.1696/97 - 8.5.1699First LieutenantBenjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 9.5.1699Second LieutenantChristopher Elliott (d.1704) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/49.5.1699 - 7.3.1700/1First LieutenantHumphrey Parker ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 6.3.1700/1Second LieutenantEdward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/58.3.1700/1 - 28.9.1701First LieutenantNathaniel Hubbard (d.1731) ADM 6/6/71ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 14.3.1700/1Second LieutenantWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/615.3.1700/1 - 16.5.1701Second LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/617.5.1701 - 28.9.1701Second LieutenantWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/6/96ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 31.12.1701First LieutenantWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 24.1.1702/3Second LieutenantRichard Bray ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 1702First LieutenantSamuel Rowley ADM 6/6/127ADM 6/6

6 Warrant Officers

3.9.1651 - 1651BoatswainPhilip LatelySPD-16514.9.1651 - 1651PurserJohn NorthSPD-16519.9.1651 - 1651GunnerThomas LeveringtonSPD-16519.9.1651 - 1652CarpenterWilliam PlastedSPD-16511652MasterNicolas GatonbeB11720.4.1700 - 9.6.1701Midshipman ExtraThomas Fettiplace (d.1712) ADM 6/6/33ADM 6/6

5 Petty Officers

9.9.1651 - 1651CookJohn RobinsonSPD-16514.1689 - 12.1690MidshipmanGeorge Gale (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/15ADM 107/126.9.1692 - 20.9.1694MidshipmanHenry Ward (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/116.3.1699/1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderTobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/624.4.1702 - 24.1.1702/3MidshipmanBrounker Apreece (c.1681-?) ADM 107/1/343ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

12.2.1695/96 - 2.5.1697Volunteer-per-orderBrounker Apreece (c.1681-?) ADM 107/1/343ADM 107/1

Service History

1651Carried Ten or Fifteen thousand Pounds in Pieces of Eight, ...for Redemption of English Captives in Argeer, Tunnis, and Tripoli, by order of parliamentW014
9.1651Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5346.10.0dBWAS-1603
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
9.1653Refitted as a 50 gun Third Rate
1654Refitted as a 56 gun Third Rate
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
5.1660Renamed DunkirkBWAS-1603

Sailed to take possession of Bombay for Charles II

3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay record starting 6.1.1672/73 for a period of 27 months, 3 weeks & 6 days for a value of £4,046.0.0d. ADM 8/1/6

28.9.1673At Sheerness ADM8-DB
1677Refitted as a 60 gun Third Rate
7.1679Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
4.7.1679Paid offADM 51

Recommissioned as flagship of a squadron sailing to the West Indies


Sailed for the West Indies

20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
1692Began great repairBWAS-1603
9.1692Completed great repairBWAS-1603
1693In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.5.1694Took the Frigate La Diligente (34) at the Isles of Scilly
1695In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1695Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1696In Irish watersBWAS-1603
1697Sailed with a North Sea convoyBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1701Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
29.6.1702Took the Barque Longue Le Postillon (10)
1703Returned homeBWAS-1603
1704Rebuilt at BlackwallBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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